MATH 375(F) Game Theory (Q)

Game theory is the study of interacting decision makers involved in a conflict of interest. It is assumed the players rationally pursue objective goals and interact according to specific rules, and we investigate outcomes, dynamics, and strategies. Game theory has been used to illuminate political, economical, social, and evolutionary phenomenon. We will examine concepts of equilibrium, stable strategies, imperfect information, repetition, cooperation, utility, and decision. Format: lecture. Evaluation will be based on problem sets and exams. Prerequisites: Mathematics 211 and Mathematics 209, 251; or Statistics 201; or permission of the instructor. No enrollment limit (expected: 30).